June 3, 2013

Before and after: post game analysis on the hockey analysts of the NHL


The flashes of brilliance, the moments of poor judgment, the grit of a journeyman’s effort, the blatant violations of code and the dramatic crescendo of the final — it’s hard to tear your eyes from the screen during the NHL Playoffs. And I’m not even talking about what takes place on the ice. With the profusion of analysts, panellists and insider columnists able to fill every waking moment of our lives with hockey talk, we are also treated to an endless parade of clothes.

Not surprisingly, there have been a few sartorial offsides and several major infractions. Commentators like CBC’s PJ Stock and TSN’s Aaron Ward are on TV because of their hockey knowledge, not their fashion smarts. It’s a missed opportunity, as many Canadian men take dressing cues from these guys. In the spirit of post-game dissection, I pulled out the digital crayon to draw attention to the hockey cognoscenti misplays, and to sketch out how they can elevate their style to a championship level.

A side note: I will not comment on Don Cherry. That would be akin to complaining about a Christmas tree being too gaudy and bright.

Read more! http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/06/01/two-minutes-for-looking-so-good-the-menswear-of-the-2013-stanley-cup-playoffs/

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